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The Nodding Trillium (Cernuum)

The nodding trillium is rarely found on the Atlantic side of the province and "absent from the four southwestern counties." (Roland.) The nodding trillium flower is unlike the painted trillium and the purple trillium; its stem coming from the top of the plant is bent over and the smallish flower, pale pinkish, hangs down, underneath its three trillium like leaves.
One can see the nodding trillium in great numbers at Smileys Provincial Park (in West Hants, on the Meander River), check along the margin between the camp sites and the river at the end of May. (Incidentally, Smileys at this time of the year is also a great place at this time to see a variety of violets; and, too, one will be able to see jack-in-the pulpit (especially above the bridge along the flood plain).

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Peter Landry

(2011)